Oceans of Plastic…

Every minute, huge quantities of plastic gets dumped in our oceans. What practical steps can we take to avoid this?

via The Sunday Supplement: Ocean Plastic — Life Sentences

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Steller’s Sea Lions

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a full screen image. Steller’s Sea Lions are the largest of the sea lions and the third largest of the pinnipeds, that class of animals that includes seals, sea lions, and walruses. Only the Elephant Seal and the Walrus are […]

via Steller’s Sea Lion — Sonoran Images

PLASTIC POLLUTION, UGH!

A current hot topic is Plastic pollution, there is growing concern surrounding plastic pollution and with good reason, Microplastic has been reported in every major open ocean and many freshwater lakes and rivers (Rochman Et Al, 2015). What are microplastics and why are they a problem? The size of plastic pollution (Macroplastic – (>5mm), Microplastic – […]

via Marine Plastic Polution — Marine Pollution

Polar Bear & Ice Stories

Another fat bear onshore in late winter, this time along the Quebec shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (22 March 2017) – and this time, one of the witnesses to the sighting took some great photos. Courtesy CBC News (Polar bear makes rare appearance on Quebec’s Lower North Shore 24 March 2017). Quotes, location […]

via Another fat bear onshore in late winter, along Gulf of St. Lawrence north coast — polarbearscience

Sharks & Seals Coming To Los Angeles & Long Beach Ports — Natural History Wanderings

The Press-Telegram reports on Why sharks and seals are coming to Los Angeles and Long Beach ports Once inhospitable to sea life, the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have slowly wooed marine life to return, thanks to decades of tough environmental regulations. Read story at Why sharks and seals are coming to Los Angeles […]

via Sharks & Seals Coming To Los Angeles & Long Beach Ports — Natural History Wanderings

Obama is reportedly trying to ban Arctic drilling for the next five years — Quartz

With just two months before he leaves office, US president Barack Obama will reportedly attempt to block oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean for the next five years. It would be a largely symbolic move, considering the decision must be reviewed by Congress and could be reversed by the next administration. But the most important…

via Obama is reportedly trying to ban Arctic drilling for the next five years — Quartz

LETS BAN PLASTIC BAGS AROUND THE WORLD

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Plastic is killing young Albatros affecting that species ability to reproduce and replace themselves, killing  Sperm Whales who end up beached in significant numbers their gut full of undigestible plastic items, killing sea turtles and all manner of other wildlife as plastic waste clogs rivers, lakes, streams and oceans adding additional pressure on the living things that depend on these waters and beaches.

The world can do without the quantity of plastic bags it produces and uses, lets get rid of them.

Let us start a massive ‘get rid of plastic bags’ campaign, WORLWIDE!